[ThreatPost] Teen Rakes in $2.74M Worth of Bitcoin in Phishing Scam

The kid was busted after abusing Google Ads to lure users to his fake gift card site. 

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[TheRecord] US Treasury said it tied $5.2 billion in BTC transactions to ransomware payments

The financial crimes investigation unit of the US Treasury Department, also known as FinCEN, said today it identified approximately $5.2 billion in outgoing Bitcoin transactions potentially tied to ransomware payments. FinCEN officials said the figure was compiled by analyzing 2,184 Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed by US financial institutions over the last decade, between January […]

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[SecurityWeek] Dutch Group Launches Data Harvesting Claim Against TikTok

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A Dutch consumer group is launching a 1.5 billion euro ($1.8 billion) claim against TikTok over what it alleges is unlawful harvesting of personal data from users of the popular video sharing platform. read more Source: Read More (SecurityWeek RSS Feed)

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[ZDNet] Missouri governor faces backlash and ridicule for threatening reporter who discovered exposed teacher SSNs

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Governor Mike Parson called a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter a “hacker” and threatened criminal prosecution because he notified state officials about a database that exposed the sensitive information of 100,000 educators. Source: Read More (Latest topics for ZDNet in Security)

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